Édouard Mendy defeats Sadio Mané as Senegalese Player of the Year

The Senegalese international was named the Senegal Footballer of the Year after beating Sadio Mane to the Award.

This is the latest more than well deserved accolade for Mendy, with the Chelsea goalkeeper also being named UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year earlier this year — though then he was spectacularly snubbed by the Ballon d’Or committee, who not only didn’t nominate him for the award but also chose PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma for the Yashin Award.

The Award, which was voted for by the nations sports journalists, saw Mendy gather a whopping 321 votes, with his Liverpool counterpart gathering 99 votes and Watford Ismailia Sarr, 61 votes.

The UEFA goalkeeper of the year has been in top form for his club Chelsea since he joined them from Rennes in September 2020.

Mendy became the first African goalkeeper to win a Champions League, keeping a joint record nine clean sheets in last seasons competition.

Since joining the club, the goalkeeper has also kept 36 clean sheets in 65 appearances, conceding only 42 goals.

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